FELLOWSHIP COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES

EM RESIDENT SIMULATIONS

The Simulation Fellows, with oversight from the Directors, are responsible for writing, implementing, and debriefing EM cases for resident didactic sessions at all four Simulation Collective Sites. This provides quadruple the teaching opportunities! Cases focus on EM skills and resuscitation, and help develop the residents into well rounded EM doctors.

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NON-EM SIMULATIONS

With four centers at which to teach, the opportunities are extensive. The  Simulation centers operate to serve the following groups:  Nursing, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Medical ICU, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Surgical ICU, Radiology, Anesthesia, OB/Gyne, Midlevel Providers, Trauma Surgery, Palliative Care, Paramedic Students, and ACLS/BLS/PALS Training, and many more.

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MEDICAL STUDENT SIMULATIONS

Medical student simulations are also led by the simulation fellows, with emergency cases designed to be introductory to emergency medicine concepts and case management. Medical students planning on any field of study can participate in the simulations.

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MONTHLY ACADEMIC DAY

A monthly group discussion, led by the 4 site directors, in which the fellows review important articles and innovations in simulation literature. Guest lectures from fellowship alumni provide a perspective of simulation-based medical education from multiple institutions.

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DIVERSITY AT CCH SIMULATION CENTER

Lead by Dr. Ashlea Winfield - Strengthening the Pipeline - Using Simulation to Close Gaps for URiM Learners. Over the years the CCH Simulation Center has partnered with local nonprofits, high schools, and regional SNMA (Student National Medical Association) chapters to provide exposure to careers in emergency medicine for Chicago youth from historically excluded backgrounds. 

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SIMTASTIC

An annual event held amongst the emergency medicine residencies in the  Chicago-area, 2nd year EM residents join another institution for a fresh and fair minded simulation assessment by the institution's simulation faculty.

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RESUSCITATION AND PROCEDURE COURSES

Throughout the academic year, procedure courses and adult and pediatric resuscitation courses are held for the EM residents at all 4 sites of the Chicago Simulation Fellowship Collaboration.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE INVOLVEMENT

International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)

Fellows are funded to attend the annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.

Rocky Mountain EM Conference

Under the guidance of Dr. Michelle Sergel, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the simulation and procedural workshops offered at this fun annual national conference in the Rocky Mountains - plenty of skiing available!  

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
When opportunities arise for teaching and participating in lectures, workshops, and/or presentations, fellows will be allowed the opportunity to go to the ACEP.

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
When opportunities arise for teaching and participating in lectures, workshops, and/or presentations, fellows will be allowed the opportunity to go to SAEM.

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SIM WARS!

Sim Wars is a fun-spirited contest of resuscitation simulations held at national conferences. Using a single elimination bracket, the winning team progresses through to the championship case. Team scores are based on medical knowledge, team work, procedural skills, and team spirit!

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BOSTON COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP:

CENTER FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION

Fellows will receive the opportunity to go to the intensive immersion in healthcare simulation course led by experienced simulation educators from Harvard Medical Center.  It covers all high-level elements and concepts involved in running a simulation program.  Depending on the fellowship site, this 5-day program in Boston, Massachusetts will be funded, including costs for airfare and lodging. The course focuses on:

  • Operating a simulation program

  • Developing debriefing skills

  • Preparing, building, conducting, and debriefing realistic simulation scenarios

  • Avoiding simulation pitfalls

  • Advancing simulation within one’s institution

Visit https://harvardmedsim.org/ims-comprehensive-workshop.php for more information.

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SCHOLARSHIP PROJECTS

Each Fellow will select a Simulation-based Education (SBE) program or question to study.

Examples include:

  • Developing, piloting, and evaluating a new simulation-based educational program.

  • Evaluating an existing SBE program 

  • Comparing two SBE programs, or SBE programs using alternative instructional or assessment methods.

  • Gathering evidence for the validity of an SBE assessment.

CCH, NorthShore/U of C, Rush and Loyola Simulation faculty will provide weekly mentorship and supervision of scholarship activities. Fellows are encouraged to disseminate their work via posters and presentations at national meetings, as well as submissions to MedEdPortal or PubMed indexed journals.

An administrative project is encouraged within the year of the fellowship. Due to the relatively new use of simulation-based medical education, simulation centers, labs, and programs are emerging regularly. The fellow should be prepared for future opportunities involving the creation of a new simulation center or improving upon a center (examples of administrative projects include website improvement/design, staff training/hiring, organization of materials or scheduling, etc.)

Summary of Criteria for Successful Fellowship Completion

  • Participation in most Simulation weekly activities (approximately 20 hours/week)

  • Scholarly project completion

  • Administrative project completion

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